TWU

  • Media Release

    Historic Day As Parliament Votes To Make Roads Safer For Australians

    March 19

    Today’s vote in the House of Representatives to enact the Road Safety Remuneration Bill is a historic step for every Australian, which will make our roads safer and finally begin to hold major retailers to account for the safe transportation of their goods. That’s according to Tony Sheldon, National Secretary of the Transport Workers Union (TWU). 

  • Media Release

    Failure of Qantas Asia Strategy Indictment of Clueless Senior Management

    March 09

    The announcement today by Qantas senior management that they have abandoned their attempts to establish an Asian airline is proof of the incompetence and poor decision making that is currently running an Australian icon. That’s according to Tony Sheldon, National Secretary of the Transport Workers Union.

  • Media Release

    Truck Safety Can Only Be Addressed By Safe Rates

    March 08

    The ongoing investigation into another major trucking company has once again highlighted the pressures in the trucking industry driven by the demands of major retailers such as Coles. That's according to Tony Sheldon, National Secretary of the Transport Workers Union.

  • Media Release

    Families Unite In Canberra For Safe Rates and Safe Roads

    March 01

    A broad coalition of families of victims of truck crashes, families of truckies and the Transport Workers Union, TWU, have come together to urge MPs to support the Road Safety Remuneration Bill and end the tragic loss of life on our roads driven by economic pressures from the top.

  • Media Release

    HOW MANY MORE DEATHS WILL IT TAKE?

    February 24

    Coles and other major retailers must be made accountable for the safe transportation of the goods and must stop “squeezing the life” out of truck drivers. That’s according to Tony Sheldon, National Secretary of the Transport Workers Union, (TWU).

  • Media Release

    Statement by Tony Sheldon in response to latest Qantas Group Announcement

    February 17

    My thoughts are first and foremost with the workers, families and communities that have been devastated by yesterday’s announcement from the Qantas Group. Some 500 workers will pay the price for the company’s arrogance and bad decision-making. The TWU represents the large majority of the 150 workers at the Adelaide Catering facility which management announced it will axe next March. This workforce will in all likelihood be replaced by an outsourcing company.